Tag: Grammys 2019

Kacey Musgraves Issued A Meme Challenge For Her Grammys Reaction And The Internet Delivered

CBS The Grammys just happened a few days ago, and this year’s ceremony featured a few upsets. Probably the most notable among them was Kacey Musgraves’ big win for Album Of The Year. That’s not to say that she didn’t deserve the honor, but it wasn’t the most expected pick, especially since she was competing […]

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Why Rappers Won’t Be Satisfied With The Grammys Until Hip-Hop Wins Album Of The Year

Getty Image Another year, another bittersweet Grammy ceremony for hip-hop. While it’s true that efforts to improve voter diversity in previous years has resulted in a more representative sample of the best the genre had to offer in 2018, it didn’t seem that increased diversity resulted in any more credibility for the honors among rap’s […]

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How The 2019 Grammys Failed 21 Savage On One Of Music’s Biggest Stages

Getty Image Although Post Malone performed “Rockstar,” his chart-topping smash featuring 21 Savage during Sunday’s Grammy celebration, obviously, 21 wasn’t present to perform his verse on the song. The since-freed artist, born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was incarcerated in a detention center after being detained by ICE two weeks ago. He was reportedly detained because he’s […]

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A Fan Thought ASAP Rocky Was Travis Scott At A Pre-Grammy Party

Getty Image ASAP Rocky is many things — a prolific wordsmith, the face of Dior Homme, a burgeoning music video auteur. He is not, however, Travis Scott. While most of us know this, it appears one of the 30-year-old rapper’s fans is not as clear on that fact. Over the weekend, Rocky attended Clive Davis’s […]

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Cardi B Disabled Her Instagram Account After A Series of Posts Addressing Her Grammys

Getty Image   It appears Cardi B has deactivated her Instagram. On Sunday night, the 26-year-old became the first woman to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys. On Monday, Cardi posted a series of videos reflecting on her win and addressing naysayers who believed she was undeserving of the honor. The rapper spent most […]

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J. Cole Has Thoughts On Cardi B’s 2019 Grammy Wins — And Travis Scott’s Losses

Getty Image The day after the Grammys is nearly always filled with hot takes, thoughtful analysis, and other varied reactions, but this year, J. Cole has added some encouragement, compassion, and advice to the mix. The North Carolina rapper defended Cardi B, who made history with her win for Best Rap Album for her debut, […]

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Nicki Minaj Pulls Out Of The BET Experience In Response To An Unflattering Facebook Post

Getty Image When Cardi B won the Best Rap Album Grammy last night at the 61st Grammy Awards, BET posted about Nicki being mocked online in their coverage of the historic win on Facebook. Now Nicki says she won’t perform at the BET Awards’ BET Experience weekend concert in retaliation, nor will she appear at […]

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Ariana Grande Still Wore Her Grammys Dress And Tweeted About The Show A Lot Despite Not Going

Getty Image The Grammys went off pretty much without a hitch last night, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything missing from the proceedings. Perhaps the most notable absence was that of Ariana Grande, who decided to not perform at or even attend the ceremony after some creative differences between her and Grammy producers. That […]

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Female Rappers Are Going Crazy After Cardi B Became The First Woman To Win The Best Rap Album Grammy

Getty Image With her win for Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B became the first female rapper to ever win the Grammy for Best Rap Album solo. Female rappers, both newcomers and established legends, made some of the best albums of the year, and it’s about time the Grammys are finally “stepping up” and recognizing the […]

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Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Is The First Rap Song To Win Grammys For Record And Song Of The Year

Getty Image There’s likely no better time to make Black history than Black History Month and that’s exactly what Childish Gambino did at the 61st Grammy Awards. In the 30 years since the show has acknowledged rap music, no rap song had ever won for Record Of The Year or Song Of The Year — […]

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Chris Cornell’s Kids Accepted A Posthumous Grammy On His Behalf And Gave An Emotional Speech

Getty Image Chris Cornell won a pair of Grammys before his death, and last night, he secured his third (and first posthumous one) when “When Bad Does Good” brought home the hardware for Best Rock Performance. The award was presented during the pre-show, non-televised ceremony during which most of the awards were handed out, and […]

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Dua Lipa Elaborated On The ‘Step Up’ Reference In Her Speech At A Grammy Press Conference

Getty Image Before her acceptance speech was cut off, Best New Artist Grammy winner Dua Lipa shouted out her fellow female nominees this year, commenting that “I guess this year we really stepped up.” Lipa was making a reference to Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s argument that women in music needed to “step up” if […]

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Drake’s Reacts To His Grammy Acceptance Speech Getting Cut Off: ‘Too Raw For TV’

Getty Image When Drake won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan,” it appeared that he had a bigger agenda during his acceptance speech than just thanking God and his fans. While the Canadian star tried to appear gracious and humble, the content of his speech was anything but as he downplayed […]

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Fans Were Baffled By Jennifer Lopez’s Selection For The Motown Tribute At The 2019 Grammys

When Jennifer Lopez was announced as the Grammys‘ pick for the show’s Motown tribute performer, some music fans were skeptical about the selection, but for the most part, many viewers were unaware that she’d be delivering the performance. However, once she hit the stage, that skepticism exploded into full-blown befuddlement from viewers who didn’t understand […]

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St. Vincent And Dua Lipa Joined Forces For A Sultry Mashup Of ‘Masseduction’ And ‘One Kiss’ At The 2019 Grammys

Before even getting to the Grammys stage, both St. Vincent and Dua Lipa had already experienced a memorable evening. Despite losing the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy to Beck, St. Vincent was already a two time winner, both for Best Rock Song for “Masseduction” (which she shared with Jack Antonoff) and for Best Record Packaging […]

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Cardi B Proves She’s America’s Sweetheart With Her Grammys Acceptance Speech For Best Rap Album

Getty Image Cardi B became a fan favorite on the back of her raw, raunchy public persona and willingness to be completely real and sincere, the traits she brought to the Grammys stage tonight — both in her villainous performance and her emotional acceptance speech for Best Rap Album for her debut, Invasion Of Privacy. […]

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Brandi Carlile Gave A Rousing Performance Of ‘The Joke’ At The 2019 Grammys

If there’s one person who can count themselves a winner at the 2019 Grammys, it’s folk singer Brandi Carlile, who has had a huge year honoring her 2018 album, By The Way, I Forgive You, which we also named one of the best folk/country albums of 2018. Considering the difference in commercial performance Carlile’s album […]

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Travis Scott Was Joined By James Blake And Earth, Wind And Fire For A Frenetic Grammy Performance Medley Of His Biggest Hits

Travis Scott brought a ridiculous level of energy to his Grammys performance, stage-diving and nearly starting a mosh pit onstage during a medley performance that included “Stop Trying To Be God” and “No Bystanders” alongside both James Blake and Earth, Wind And Fire, who originally appeared on the album. After sparking a few emotions with […]

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Lady Gaga Singing Both Parts Of ‘Shallow’ At The 2019 Grammys Was The Performance Of Her Life

Getty Image Lady Gaga was one of the many performers who took the stage at the Grammys tonight, but since Bradley Cooper is in London for the BAFTA Film Awards, he was not able to join her on stage for a duet of their A Star Is Born track “Shallow.” However, Gaga was still accompanied […]

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Watch Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Young Thug, And More Open The 2019 Grammys With A Legendary Performance

Camila Cabello, up for two Grammy Awards tonight, opened the show with an incredible performance of “Havana.” Cabello’s performance features an incredible roster of stars — Grammy winning pop singer Ricky Martin, Latin trap-pop star J Balvin, trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval, and rapper (and “Havana” feature) Young Thug. Cabello is one of the most exciting […]

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